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in west texas, some of the death and damage could have been mitigated. today for it to work, and facilities have to pay attention to the federal register. it is probably not too difficult. facilities that maintain the national associations, like the ones we will hear from later today, also have access to this information. it is unaffiliated with outliers that dot our nation's landscape of concern. many of these facilities operate in areas where the responders are volunteers do not have the access to specialized training that are necessary to respond to the explosions. i am troubled by the prospect of thousands or maybe tens of thousands of these facilities operated under the radar screen in there used to be a sense of urgency on this issue at all levels. it is essential between osha and dhs and the coast guard and state regulators and there has to be enough information available to identify those facilities that could pose a risk. that information needs to be shared. the next challenge is to ensure that dhs analyzes the facilities that provide information and gao has told us
. maybe when we saw something at the mailbox in east texas and turned out to be someone's science project we thought it was a bomb. we scrolled, you know, actually after the world trade center and the pentagon maybe some neighborhood in texas was not going the target. and even if you are saying, you know, there's better safe than sorry. maybe the police did not -- to take after they figured out it was a school project. that's the kind of paranoia i like to spend time discussing in the book. it's easy to say look it's the great people. who believe in conspiracy theory. there are crazy folks in the book. but all sorts of every day people, people that watch c-span, people that, you know, can get seized by it at different time. we later realize that it was a little bit over the top. >> with the revelation about the nsa, the irs, in your view, should we be paranoid? >> i never want encourage to be paranoid. it's good to be scect -- i'm for good solid investigative journalism. >> what is one of your favorite conspiracists or leaders from our history? >> from our history. well, some of the inter
with three stars. every three-star had to address all. i went to the reserve center in texas to address the reserve component. and we are stressing three things. first of all, the real emphasis on the east coast training at every level, both in the entry level training and then continuing our pme and the list of officers to talk about expected conduct and the ethos of being a warrior and treating everyone with fairness and dignity. the last thing is we are taking a hard look at being able to harden the target if you will by getting the supervision back on the reserve component, getting supervision into the places like hotels where they spend their time during the drill weekends to ensure the proper level supervision is there and that you ensure the folks that would come in and do harm are identified quickly and separated just as quickly. >> the navy is doing the same thing as the marine corps. we are very much into the barracks come in to where our sailors are on the drill weekend and throughout the week. we found that about 50% of the reports have to do with alcohol, and so we are push
years, roughly, rough numbers, about 1 million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. and roughly a million lost jobs in california. that's amazing but, in fact, one of the points that we are writing a book on this is what we're seeing is one of the great wealth transfers in american history, geographically, from states like california that don't get it right. my home state of illinois is another example in states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be very bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing also is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. one of the interesting things is that texas does a much, much better job in my opinion of economically assimilate in immigrants so that they are successful. telephone is much more of a welfare state. it in dr. mays immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas in my opinion for jobs. people go to california for welfare. so you're saying i think the different economic outcomes as a result of this. texas is the mall the other sta
was wounded in an automobile driving into the downtown dallas along with the governor of texas. they have been taken to the hospital where their condition as yet unknown. we haven't been told their condition at dallas and a downtown hotel room a group has been gathered to hear president kennedy awaiting his arrival. let's head down there now where we are on the air. >> as you can imagine there are many stories that are coming in to the actual condition of the president. one is that he is dead. this cannot be confirmed. another is that the governor is in the operating room. this we have not confirmed. the president was whisked from the scene of the attempted assassination or assassination, depending upon his condition this hour to the hospital, and the president undoubtedly in the emergency room at the hospital would be on the first floor of the apartment. we are awaiting something more officials that is of course difficult certainly to go on the reports back at the cbs newsroom in new york. we have just been advised of dallas the diffusions are being governed to president kennedy. let us recal
in a mailbox in east texas and this is a true story that turned out to be a science project, but we thought it was a bomb. after the world trade center and the pentagon, may be said would not be the preferred target. even if you say it's better safe than sorry, maybe the police did not meet after they figured out it was a project to confiscate it just in case. that's the kind of paranoia that to spend time discussing in the book because it is some name that's easy to say that the crazy people who believe in conspiracy theories. there are some crazies in not book. all stories of everyday people who watch c-span. people can get different times and made her realize it was a little bit over the top. >> host: with the revelations about the nsa, irs come in your view should we be paranoid? >> guest: i never want to encourage people to be paranoid because that's a clinical term. it is certainly good to be skeptical and suspicious a lot of the time. i am all for good, solid investigative journalism is grounded in facts and evidence. >> host: jesse walker, who was one of your favorite conspiracies o
fight over closing abortion clinics in texas or something, like a real substantive issue that's been reported on by someone who has talked to people, left their house and met with people, wrote a really good piece. that's next to this story. that's journalism. to me it's not really that come in the end it comes down to pretty basic stuff. you can have things you can talk about and the journalism. does that mean they are not worth reading about? i think they're both fine. i read heavy stories when i want to click on the tabs, but also want to know about what's going on in texas. if it's a bunch of photographs, with funny captions, i love those. we have those, too but it's not journalism t too much as me it s a fun read. it's not that hard to differentiate. i think it's great. betting and what is it? it's like human interest, right? >> if you like those you must check out 20 reasons why john stanton should be on the list of the most beautiful people. [laughter] >> the lady here and a gentleman next. >> i have a question about the archiving of your content. a lot of you are born digital
tell my washington colleagues, "everything's bigger in texas, but me." [laughter] if you can't see me, at least you can hear me. anyway, i was delighted to accept the invitation to speak before the bipartisan policy center for a couple reasons. number one, because of the outstanding work that you have done in the housing arena, and number two, i live about three miles from here, so it took me seven minutes to get here. the truth is as a fairly new chairman of a standing committee of congress, truth be known, i have a number of speaking invitations that come my way, a lot of press interested in speaking to me, but i assure you i don't have to work to remain humble, but because i have a lot of speaking invietnamese-americanation, i accept a number of them, and at this home i have three miles from here, that two months ago i was working on one of those speeches after dinner, and my wife, who helps keep me humble, comes into my study and says, "okay, in washington you may be mr. chairman, but in dallas, you're mr. dishwasher, and they are not getting any cleaner." i took my wife's subtle
the numbers, that kind of discretion was gone. he came from texas, a registered republican, which a lot of people find surprising given what he did. his dad was a police officer. he was an outsider in terms of the police department culture. he didn't grow up in bay ridge or jamaica or south bronx. he was on the outside. he didn't have any ties here. he didn't want to be a police officer. he had been in the navy as a coreman, got out, and worked for motorolla on software chips and only moved back to new york because his mother got sick. she was very sick. she said to him -- there was an ad for police department for police recruiting ad after 9/11 said try to be a police officer. he said, oh, i don't want to do that. she finally convinced him, and he took the test, did very well, they called him immediately, and he found himself standing there in the police academy, and for the first couple years, he went along with the program. the first thing you do as a police officer is go to impact where you are sent to a high crime precinct as a rookie, and for eight months, told to write tickets. y
to remember is -- and texas adel i use the cut a billion dollars in and they put 1 dollar even though one put in a billion times more than the other, they have the same right. that, to me seems awfully fair. you take a system on the other hand where half the people don't even pay any income taxes but they get to have a say at how much they have paid that is fair. give me a break. we need to start thinking about things that work for everybody. and in the process of doing that, i think we will not have any limitation on the number of jobs that are created. and in the opportunities that are provided. for someone that grew up in the very lowest rungs of society and socioeconomic status it's because we have a system that allowed that. they still do ought what is getting more difficult. i want to make sure it remains easy for people who are willing to work hard and do the right things to be successful in our society. >> host: what is the political reaction to the speech? >> guest: there were a lot of people who were shocked. and to me that is alarming that in america we are the land of freedom we w
to be in stock innovation. he is taught at boston university the university of texas at harvard and served as secretary of education under president reagan and was america's first drug czar under president george h.w. bush. it was the author of more than 24 books including to new york times number one bestsellers and the host of the old bennett's morning in america and has received more than 30 honorary degrees and as a final note a very long time ago bill and i were philosophy students together at williams college. bill will speak in a minute. he will be followed by david wilezol the co-author of "is college worth it?." david is the associate producer of the nationally syndicated bill bennett's morning in america and a contributor to the manhattan institute's higher education policy blog and at claremont institute fellow and studied greek and latin at the catholic university in washington. in his honor i tried to come up with an appropriate latin quote for addressing student debt and i suggest -- that is happy is he who has no debt. [laughter] >> that's good. [laughter] ski thank you. bil
in dc, and i think all the perspectives, i hope, enrich the readers here in north texas. i mean, that's how i see it. it's -- one thing i promised parents was i would never cover drug trafficking. we lived on the border in el paso, and that was something you knew not to touch or mess around with because it could come back and bite you. by the early -- after the president and george w. bush relationship, after 9/11, the immigration policy was not going anywhere. i decided best thing for me was to get back to mention -- mexico. there was industry changes. the economic crisis affected us, and i was basically had no other choice other than cover drug trafficking because it was the big story. it's, i think, like many mexicans, i had tried to look away or not really -- not really look at the monster, you know, face-to-face. after that incident, after that, i covered various stories and saw how deep the penetration was. from that point on, i mean, i didn't look back. it is a personal story. it's a personal memoir and gorpny, but i hope that enriches the reader in many ways. >> ambassador, ho
] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. and roughly a million lost jobs in california. that's amazing. in fact one of the points that was made, we're really seeing one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california, that don't get it right, and illinois, and states that do get it right, like texas. so this is a robe to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states and one of the interesting things is that texas does a much, much better job in my opinion of economically assimilating immigrants so they're successful here. california is much more of a welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system bet more than texas. people come to texas for jobs, people to california for welfare. so you're seeing the differing economic outcomes. texas is the model that other states should be emulating. >> you have to kind of use the subtle back channels, and women were a good cond
in texas justifying. georgia has cut that they're spending. it arkansas's closing jails. 10 years ago we were talking about three strikes and everything else. there is a meeting of the minds and the wallets here because if you want to cut government spending a great place to do it with nonviolent offenders. it is possible. there are a lot of sensible people out there in the middle. they just need to be spoken to and nudged. the. >> i think we have to remember the reason they don't want people to vote because they're afraid people are going to vote for their own interests and i believe that the issue of incarceration, tomas incarceration has a lot to do with the privatization of the prison system. people are making -- it's a business. people are making huge profits from folks in jail. >> one of the things that you just said, we have to remember that we want to use that money to educate them and that is one of the things that people are doing when the states want to get the money back. but they are not talking about what they are going to use the money for. and i think education, we have a
of texas where i give my ph.d. in philosophy and went to the jobs bulletin board and the only thing that there was a notice from the department of labour about minimum wage and what you are entitled to. it didn't look so promising not there. so i saw a student walked by and i said how are you doing and they said fine. i did my ph.d. here? they said how is it working out? i have a radio show. i said that's good on that dialogue i hope this. anyway, we talk a lot about the jobs in the book because they are the jobs that are very much worth at and they are the course of study at least at the present is quite worth that. we based some of the conclusions we came up with in the book on the return on investment findings on the pay scale from the year 2012 to 2013 the numbers are up, too and this has shown that this pattern continues. the top ten institutions giving you a return on investment are all technical institutions or institutions that emphasize or have a very strong presence in science technology engineering and math. i mentioned the colorado school of mind at the tent is stamford
at an arsenal in pennsylvania. al or hunter left her position as a domestic in texas and security job into california plant. in chicago, fannie curry and hattie alexander went to work for the illinois central railroad. they shuttle's cinders and slung pits. eddie murphy phillips was a journalist working for the family newspaper, the baltimore afro-american. she became the first female oversees war correspondent when she traveled to europe in 1844. after getting sick she reported from her hospital bed as black soldiers came to her bedside to tell their stories. will the brown held the commercial pilot license and a -- certificacertifica te. can you imagine how unusual that was in the late 30s? she taught aviation classes for the new deals wpa the works progress of bennister asian with her husband willa established the school of aeronautics and she can't go. at the school they trained pilots, the school was open to men of any race and men who completed training could take the exam and qualify for training with the u.s. army air forces. even some of the instructors have been trained at w
and security technologies will come to order. the subcommittee is meeting today to examine the west texas fertilizer plant explosion and the problem with unidentified chemical facilities. i recognize myself for an opening statement. i want to welcome everyone to today's hearing entitled west fertilizer off the grid. the problem of unidentified chemical facilities. april 17, 2013 explosion at the west texas plant at west texas was most likely not the result of terrorist activity or foul play. therefore the anti-terrorism standards, the program was not directly implicated. but the tragic incident revealed a disturbing fact about this program itself. there are thousands of facilities that handle these high-risk chemical was that have gone under the radar at the department of homeland security. i am grateful that mr. caldwell is here and i know that the gao has looked at this particular issue among others and just in the words of his report the preliminary findings of the investigation show that the explosion killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200 others. severely damaged or dest
in houston, texas. it's interesting. it's the only radio station in the country whose transmitter who was blown up for the ku klux klan. they strapped dynamite to it and blew it to smith reins. the silver line it's not as if they had a money to advertise the new stationing and blew it to the consciousness of the potential listening audience and the people of houston when they got back on the feet and rebuilt the transmitter. the clan blew it up again. i don't remember was it grand dragon, i often confuse their titles, but he said it was proudest fact. i think that's because he understood how dangerous independent media is. dangerous because it allows people to speak for themselves. and when you hear a palestinian child or an israeli grandmother, an aunt from iraq or uncle from afghanistan telling their story, it makes it much more difficult to caricature on stereo type. it begins the process of understanding of finding common ground. you don't have to agree with them. how often do we agree with our family members? you start to understand where they're coming from. i believe the media
in texas next independent line. >> caller: whenever there is money available parasites going to be fraud and it's important to note and be aware of. i'm a single mother and my oldest son is now in his second year at the university. the pell grants he is receiving and it was virtually impossible for him to receive the education that he is able to get and i think while you temper the aspect of fraud to avoid situation i think it's important to remain -- to the fact that there are those that would have not -- not have the opportunity for a quality education. >> guest: yes, sir would agree with you and it's really the interest of my office ultimately is to make sure that the money is going for the students who need it for an education and not to students or not students at all but really want that money for their own personal purposes and that no intention of trying to achieve an education. >> host: 202585388 for democrats and two with zero to eight -- for independents and you are receiving aids and we want to get your thoughts. what was the thing that clued you into this phenomenon in the f
in texas but me. [laughter] if you can't see me, at least you can hear me. anyway, i was delighted to accept the invitation to speak before the bipartisan policy center for a couple of reasons. number one, because of the outstanding work that you have done in the housing arena and, number two, i live about three miles from here, so it took me about seven minutes to get here. anyway, the truth is as a fairly new chairman of standing committee of congress, if the truth be known, i have a number of speaking invitations that come my way. a lot of press that's interested in speaking to me, but i assure you, i do not have to work to remain humble. but because i have a lot of speaking invitations, i accept a lot of them. and at this home about three miles are here, about two months ago i was working on one of those speeches after dinner, and my wife -- who helps keep me humble -- comes into my study and says, okay, in washington you may be mr. chairman, but in dallas you're mr. dishwasher, and they're not getting any cleaner. [laughter] so i took my wife's subtle him, i dropped the speech
is not a static train. it lives and evolves. we were in the humiliation. from texas up to maryland we can use a single public but a ph.d. lawyer degree you had to go to the restroom was seldom ever cleaned. black soldiers were on the military bases as the flag flew above them. at least they were white. the monuments you couldn't buy ice cream at howard johnson, couldn't rent a room at the holiday inn. you couldn't have a tent on the lawn of the state capitals. there were no black juries in the south. when ms hill was killed, the killers were set free by the all white jury in the case of emmett till they said they knew the killer was guilty but if he had been found guilty he would have gone to the jail. we live on the racial tierney. that is the context of those times. we couldn't use a gps to go south. we had to go places we knew what churches or black colleges along the way. so first the speech was about addressing the humiliation when dr. king said one day my little children will be able to use the park. we couldn't go to the zoo or the skating rink or the swimming pool. the currency that m
system that is riddled with credits and loopholes. you know, a friend of mine is a member from texas who sits on that committee and he said the tax code is four times the size with none of the good news. it's a pretty good summary. >> yes, it is. >> in your opinion, if a presidential candidate made that a major point, would it carry anything? >> yes, i think it would. and whenever things that the tax system is fair. it's always been an issue that resonates with america. taxes were one of the reasons that we declared our independence in the first place. we thought we ought to have a direct say in it, which we did. i think it is a major, you know, after her. i think you're going to see it more particularly if congress cannot act in the next couple of years, in this divided situation. i suspect whoever is running for president will make it a major issue. the last time that we had really important tax stuff, ronald reagan was president. he ran on what was called camp rock, it was lowering the rates 90. another part of it out in the tax reform act of 1986. helped to get him elected and reelec
, texas, you are on booktv with dr. randall one. >> caller: was an honor to address you this morning. what i wanted to comment on was regarding your earlier comments, of your counselor's tried to redirect in the medical field. i understand where you are coming from because when i was attending power jarvis told the same chain and my daughter was told the same thing by her high school counselor when my daughter mentioned she wanted to attend the university of texas and her counselors said you would be lucky if you can get into your most public or mobile community college offended her also and now she is in her junior year at the university of texas and completed 15 hours successfully. my question is what can you tell the councilors out there that are listening, and what can you do, what can you tell them to change their way of thinking and addressing students and i hope we get to see you at the texas book fair hopefully later this year. it is an honor. >> host: what do you do for a living? >> i am a physical education coach. >> guest: i do want to say community colleges served a very import
delay and others would be spared. delays legal woes are in the state of texas and had nothing to do with abramoff. the justice department totally dropped it. should tom delay have been indicted by the federal government? >> guest: i can answer that because i'm not alberto gonzÁlez and i'm not jack abramoff but i will tell you this if i was indicted for going -- if i pled because i won a trip to scotland. tom went to mariano islands and jack and i didn't. the question is that an illegal trip? jack paid for tom's doctors bridal shower or baby shower. the former chief of staff received a filter billion dollars a jack abramoff into some type of foundation or some such thing. now are those indictable? i don't know. i'm not alberto gonzalez but my point is that if a jury in texas in the state in fact convicted tom delay what happened here with the justice department, these are peanut things is as jack abramoff comes to a conclusion. they can indict the end we were all indictable or we all were. were. c-span: appreciative picture be standing on saint andrews golf course i believe it is wi
consider quÉbec team texas law. instead of bureaucrats who say to change your doing this, they send us what team to scare everyone. we now see s.w.a.t raid. i read about this in the nicest part of virginia. it was done under alcohol inspection. i said someone along and this was actually a drug investigation, but they didn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for the sunset debris that somebody from the regulatory agency evinces and alcohol spec should even that they are prepared to s.w.a.t team to enforce it. the guy who owned the bar brought a federal lawsuit in federal court of appeals said there's nothing that reasonable about running a s.w.a.t team to enforce regulatory the college is also terrified. and within the outcome of florida, the police suspected drug activity going on a barber shops. they didn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant on the civic audit state occupational licensing board who sent an inspector industry licensure inspections to make sure propers were properly licensed to cut hair. there were 37 or 47 and all but three were arrested for bribery wit
or california or texas by a landslide margins. the number of counties that switched from one party to the next in this was about the lowest ever. it was 207 counties. this is a red and blue country and in the end it's like despite everything else or along with everything else people sorted themselves out in the end rather blue. if people set identify with her papa can party 90 to 95% would vote republican in and the same with the democrats. that has become one of the most significant aspects of our politics. the fourth if you are thinking outside the fourth grade force that was crucially important and was a demographic changes that we have seen over the last several decades. each presidential campaign by presidential campaign the electorate becomes less white in its composition. his still predominantly white but it goes down a couple of percentage points with each election. it was 74% white in 2008 which was the lowest it has ever been here day went to chicago back in the spring of the election-year and sat down with jim messina the campaign manager and i was interested in exploring this pheno
am from howard payne university in texas. and my economic development costs, we read a book about western imperialism and how the u.s. and great britain kind of imposed the western views on other countries. and it talks about state-owned enterprises and how those can be beneficial in some cases. in your opinion is there ever a time if they don't have a price can be beneficial, you know, at least to get it started and is it ever possible that the private owned. is it ever a good thing, or is it always like this. tonight that's an excellent question. >> a couple of years on earth day is coming a lot of trouble. the u.s. postal service has basically delivered. in order to keep 300,000 trucks delivering these things can take it to a landfill. this is the area that i study my research relationship. for the government to be a primary customer in the industry, it is devised for the postal system. the transcontinental railroad is an example. and the internet was handed over to the public. so there are times that i believe the government has a legitimate role. but no, i don't think that th
, was compelled to hire rudy black, a 5 the kappa graduate of the university of texas, black, who started her own news bureau in washington and had a hard time hunting up plans found eleanor a welcome change from her first lady predecessor, lou henry hoover. mrs. hoover had stayed so far away from the fresh that black had been forced to bribe a male colleague to reveal details of mrs. hoover's daily schedule so black could write an article for women's magazine. doug mitchell colleague who was brought and had to snoop around a secret servicemen and report back to black, similarly thurmond reported to dressing up in a single girl scout uniform and sneaking into the white house to cover a christmas party that mrs. hoover gave for a scout troop. you can see that the idea of the lenore meeting openly with women journalists was very welcome to a good number of washington women. with the greatest of pleasure thurmond and black were among the 35 who gathered for a lenore's press conference on march 6, 1933. they had a nervous first lady who knew the white house staff was very undignified to meet with the
might as well kept me hitched in the plantations of east texas. she wanted a home, nothing fancy, and a civilized city, a house up the road in fresno or bakersfield would do, but willie patterson, her husband, kept pounding nails and boards on to that crooked hut in the middle of horn toad country, and the black people kept trickling in from oklahoma, arkansas, texas, and louisiana. they'd come looking for a place with a cotton growing a little taller and the white folks had. raised up a little nicer. they found the taller cotton. i'm not sure they found the white folks any nicer. the black oakees thought coming west they'd leave behind the racism. the sunshined more benignly on them here, but i remember a number of them telling me it was a more cruel kind of racism, smile on the face, but a dagger behind the back is how they described california. they were not allowed to live in any of the cities, not even the small towns. they were locked out. the only land available for them were these patches of ailing land. when you see the land, it's so salty, it's like it snowed there. it
are from kentucky, utah, texas, generally the most conservative senators are conservative states and the most conservative congressmen are from rural districts. i think realistically if the republican party is going to be a more limited government party as we're talking about, you're going to start having more senators from purple states and congressmen from suburban districts that are elected and limited government candidates. but typically in these more urban or suburban districts or purple states you're not going to have the more conservative candidates winning in primaries. so i'm just concerned how realistic is that to expect the party to truly be taken over by more limited government candidates? >> sure. that definitely is a major challenge because what we've seen really since the rise of the conservative movement with the founding of national review in 1955 and some events before that, we've really only had two movement conservatives nominated for president by the republican party. we had barry goldwater in 1964 who went on to lose and then ronald reagan who went on to win
. the iranians showed a very sophisticated production themselves. a professor from the university of texas in austin showed was a thousand dollars worth of equipment that he and his students to work on to hack into a drone and then there is the cost in terms of anti-american sentiment. it is a real cost. if you look at pakistan, three out of four pakistanis in the poll say they consider the united states an enemy and when the prime minister was asked why so many take this as way in the united states and she had an answer, which is drones. it is part of a u.s. base but they were using in the cost of that has been over a billion dollars and that should be considered a cost as well. there are all kinds of ways to look at the cost. then i would say that one way is perhaps the biggest cost of all, not at the cost of not searching for nonmilitary alternatives. here we have on one hand the boots on the ground, where u.s. soldiers get killed. then you have the alternative. that is the drones. now cyberwarfare and special operations as well. those keep us looking at the third alternative, which is
texas. she wanted a home, nothing fancy in a civilized city in fresno or bakersfield would do. but willie patterson and her husband kept pounding nails and boards onto that crooked hut in the middle of horned toad country and the black people kept trickling from oklahoma and arkansas and texas and louisiana. they had come looking for a place with the cotton grew a little taller in the white folks have been raised that the little nicer. they found the taller cotton. i'm not sure they sound away folks any nicer. >> the black okies thought coming wednesday with the behind the racism. the sun did shine a little bit more benignly here. but i remember a number of them telling me it was even a more cruel kind of racism. a smile on the face with a dagger behind the back is how they describe california. they were not allowed to live in any of the cities, not even the small towns. and so the only land available for them with these patches of alkali land. literally, right upon the land you look at it. it is so salty. it looks as if it snowed there. this was land available to them. they b
kappa graduate of the university of texas. lacked, start her own news bureau in washington and had a hard time hunting of clients found eleanor a welcome change from her first lady predecessor, lou henry hoover. mrs. hoover had state so far away from the press that black had been forced to bribe a male colleague to reveal some details of mrs. hoover's daily schedule so blac black could write an are for women's magazine. and the male colleague who's bribed and had to snoop around among the secret service men and report back to black. similarly, firm and had to resort to dressing up in a girl scout uniform and sneaking into the white house. to cover a christmas party that mrs. hoover gave for a scout troop. you can see that the idea of eleanor meeting openly with women journalists was very welcome to a good number of these washington women. .. as what goes on politically in the legislative national life and also what the social and personal life is at the white house. now, it must have been so gratifying for these women who were paid less than male journalists and generally looked do
the south as far west as texas. in 1680, nathaniel sylvester in english and brought up in amsterdam and his english wife counted 24 people as their property. the largest number in the north of the time, 11 men and women and 13 children. many have african names and others had creel names such as chiuaro that tells you they had come from other places besides africa. the and then transported to the west indies or to brazil to where this could be a man of french origin, the ending tells you it probably has a hispanic connotation. conjure with it as you like to read. the labor produced the first well for the sylvester's from the west indies sugar trade. on shelter island they tended hogs and cattle. the bride and a broken horses to power the sugar mills and cut tree is to shape to make tasks which were really the shopping bags of the day. you couldn't do anything with sugar unless you had a barrel to put it in. you couldn't do anything with rahm allows you have a barrel to put it in or anything with molasses unless you had a barrel to put it in. the staves that were cut here were shut down, whic
it to bob smith who lives in texas and is reported to be an anti-government guy. the interview him and he says i am a loyal american. i'd just like my guns. i would never do anything bad. they closed the investigation and the police say you might want to keep your eye on him because he has a lot of guns. do you think people in the congress might have a problem with that? so we have to realize that we could increase the safety net that we have but it has implications for what the state and local authorities do and how that potentially and hinges upon the civil liberties and how we want to live our life independent of the officials investigations. >> i would completely agree with mike on this and the problem as the observations are made that we have the advantage of hindsight and i think that one lesson is our collection capabilities the way that we are able to collect information has increasing so that almost inevitably when something happens when we had something like a boston marathon attack we are going to be able to look back and find points of opportunity where we had an opportunity t
covers national politic of the "washington post." texas republican senator ted cruise cruz. what is he saying? >> he released his birth certificate in the story in the "dallas morning news" that was posted late sunday night that talk about an issue we have been looking at for awhile which is can he run for president and serve as president. he was born in canada to a u.s.-citizens mother and cuban mother. there's never been a president foreign born like that. legal experts generally agree he can probably serve as president. it remains somewhat uncertain whether or not that's the case. >> legal experts are claiming that he is a canada citizens. beyond acknowledging that news. what is he doing in response? >> well,, you know, i think this is a roleout for him. he's tick -- sticks his tow toe to the presidential process. he was in iowa and going to new hampshire for another event. those are two important state in the presidential process. i think it was an effort by his team to get the issue out of the way, and have this debate at the time when the heat of the campaign is not being waged w
hampshire where texas senator ted cruz spoke recently about economic growth and defunding the health care law. senator cruz is reportedly considering a run for president in 2016. the discussion was held at the home of a former u.s. diplomat in dublin new hampshire. the senator is introduced financial center kelly ayotte and to show as much of this as we can before the white house briefing start. out of scheduled for 12:30 p.m. eastern. >> thank you. hank you so much. i am deeply honored to be here tonight, especially with joe who was with me. i want to thank -- thanks, joe. [applause] you know, when i look at ambassador and augustine, everything that they've done for the party, and again time and time again hosting this event, their activism, we are just so blessed to have great americans like a gust of and joe. thank you so much, both of you, ambassador. wonderful. [applause] and i want to thank our party chairman, jennifer horn, for her dedication. [applause] for her tenacity. she does not back down from a fight. she stands for our principles and she works very, very hard. jennifer, we
of texas and her counselor told her you'll be luckive you can get into a -- your most public or local community college, which offended her also. and i'm proud to say she is in her junior year at the university of texas and just completed 15 hours very successfully. my question to you is, what can you tell the counselors out there that are listening, the ones in high school counselors, the college counselors? what can you do, tell them to change their rationale, the way of thinking in treeing students, and i hope also to say that i hope we get to see you down here at the texas book fair. hopefully later on this year. it's an honor. thank you. >> host: javier, beautiful we let you go, what do you do for a living? >> i am a physical education coach. >> host: thank you very much. >> guest: okay. first of all. i do want to say that community colleges serve a very important purpose in our society. they're great. but as far as counselors, particularly high school counselors are concerned, recognize that anybody with a normal human brain has enormous potential, and we need to be looking at h
with the legislative and executive branches. probably a walk in the park for her because she started out with the texas state legislator legislature. again, we thank you for that. next to her he is the bureau chief head in washington, he started as a reporter's reporter. about how he likes we like to describe. he is a third-generation newsman. down at the under the table is alex mueller, who gives us a different perspective. he gives us a graphic perspective and he has background in graphic design and journalism. both were rollcall and for the hill. we have experienced much of the industry. those are our panelists. we are very happy to have all of them here. , i am not going to make any kind of presentation. but we would just like to throw out some questions, to jump and come an analyst at jumping in with each other and we will talk about whatever you want to talk about. i would like to ask the panelist to talk about how you do things differently so how is this effective in communicating politics? >> i would like to say that we threw out the mold in terms of stories when we created politifact. we thoug
ground as a defense. we can't continue to sit idly by while our people can vote in north carolina, texas and states across the country since the supreme court has said section five now has no teeth. there have been more bills introduced that our voter id-based and voter suppression base. we have to be aware be great to be awake agreed to continue the fight, and tomorrow is just the beginning. please do not go home from tomorrow's march, retire from the movement. it must continue. [applause] >> brandy, before i let you speak, i'm told -- what is congresswoman sheila jackson lee? hey, such the hell are -- how are you all doing? how are you, sister? good to see you. >> texts is challenging but, in fact, let me first of all mind my manners. thank all the. i've had an occasion to engage with them. the movement must continue. as i left texas, so things are happening. one, the voter id law was implemented within minutes of the supreme court declaring that section five was invalid. but even more importantly, the headline yesterday was a small town by the name of pasadena whose mayor indicated be
or a good start. >> host: eric and freeport texas. good morning you are on the washington journal. >> guest: everyday the rich zero leal executives sell 40 million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign countries. every day by over a million barrels of crude oil. we don't want to say a word about it. why is it you don't want to talk about energy experts? i think we should approve the pipeline as far as oklahoma so that it's easy to sell to americans and hard to sell to foreigners. we should ban the sale of gasoline be sold. thank you. >> guest: i personally think exports are a good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, too tebeau i want to make sure that for the keystone pipeline perspective that the oil transported from canada to that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is that it goes to as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas to louisiana. there is no doubt the vast majority of not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. but there have been -- we do export diesel because we don't use it like eu
they didn't know who he was. >>> the state lawmaker who filibustered the texas senate for 10 hours to block an antiabortion bill will be at the press club in washington, d.c. randy davis will talk about the political climate in texas and future political plans. see her comments life. warner: eastern on c-span. >>> live at 7:30 the new jersey democratic candidates debate. corey booker faces congressman rush holt and frank pallone and state assembly member, sheila oliver. that is 7:30 on c-span. all this week at 7:00 eastern on c-span2, on core, q&a. charles bold o.w.n. talks about his duties as an astronaut and current duties leading the world's largest space agency. >> i've been pushing for this in the senate that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is big, it is complicated. that word cybersecurity means different things to different people but we need to get this done. as hard as it is for me to say the house has done something right, i'm teasing about that, they're fine, but they have actually passed some of this and i think that we ought to look at what they have done and certai
] i thought it would be very grateful because i'm from california, i'm in texas, to start talking about the state rivalry and making fun of california but apparently that was done. i guess the only thing we're hoping is that now that you're, now that your governor is retiring that he will spend next two years trying to get university of southern california usc, judy, usc, the university of south dallas. so please don't let that happen. so yes, we did a report about a year ago funded by the knight foundation called citizen kane which is a really great title for those of us my age, when you tell young people said something, what does that mean? but what we looked at was what would the gains in particular just for naturalization. an interesting thing was for those who are nerds, we tried to control for english and with ability, reasons of migration speak you can find this by using the words announced. spent i'm an economist. i feel naked without a regression. basically we try to control for everything that should explain difference between citizen and noncitizen immigrants, and we st
from texas who wrote president obama urging that the house approach be preserved in the final bill. >> without objection. and also i would like to introduce into the record a letter from u.s. representative and six of his colleagues to my democratic colleagues. >> without objection. >> basically this letter is describing where in texas this of this problem and suggested that -- they urged the president of the house approach should be preserved. leaders in their state oppose the bill and there will not bother to create an exchange leaving uninsured state residents with no way to benefit from the new law. so it was not an accident that federal exchanges were left out as was suggested. for him to suggest that you, mr. adler, and the others on this panel are just engaging in self-defeating span were looking to buy the glitch to bring this of kellogg down, would you disagree with that? >> as i mentioned before, i first heard about these provisions in the law before i was aware of the way that these provisions interacted with, for example, the employer mandate. before it was clear that t
myself, there's no con texas in civil discovery or otherwise in which one may define relevance broadly enough to take in information regarding each and every single american who owns a telephone. the answer i give you to that, senator, we are not really accessing or getting in to all that have meta data that is stored in the data base. we don't get to roam around in it. we don't get to look tat to our heart's content and say this and that is relevant. let's take that. you have to look in the context of the primary order which was declassified and issued today. the only way you can access it is if you have reasonable suspicious that the number you are going query off of is in fact related to specific terrorist groups. and that has to be documented. if you don't have that, you can't get in to this. i think the surveillance cop accept, i think is very important here, you cannot surveil this without the gate being checked to. >> the gate is not controlled by a warrant, i mean, if you want to access that. you don't want to get a warrant to access it. it's controlled by internal procedure; c
you. >> thank you. >> and next is alexa lang wesner. as the president, texas, austin, texas, she has pursued an impressive career in civic engagement and public service. she is an accomplished leader and successfully built, productive civic partnerships among the business community, all levels of government and civil society. seasoned spokesperson, organizer and philanthropist with lifelong multicultural experience and german language ability, miss wester in will bring essential skills to the task of furthering biheart ral relations with the government of austria, a key u.s. partner within the european union. i'm sure miss wester in will prove an distinguished, united states and when you feel comfortable begin. >> i like to offer my colleagues congratulations and good evening, senator. i'm honored to appear before you as president obama's nominee to be the united states ambassador to the republic of austria. i'm deeply greatful for the confidence and trust that president obama and secretary kerry have placed in me. i'm humbled by this opportunity and if confirmed i will proudly repre
. not to forget the court this past term also decided an affirmative action case from the university of texas, in which affirmative action survived by a hair. i am persuaded that by that the decision the supreme court is setting up the law to strike down racial diversity as a compelling justification for race conscious affirmative action programs. but taken together i think we can say three things about each of those events or images, each of which offers us an approach on to the state of black politics in the united states today. about that supreme court decision in his opinion for the court, the chief justice, justice roberts says it's something that i do not think could have been set 50 years ago and would not have been set 50 years ago by a member of the u.s. supreme court. there is a moment in the opinion in which he frankly admits that racial discrimination in american life, particularly here in the voting excess and goes on to say no one denies that. yet by the end of the opinion, what he has given us is a legal judgment, the reading of the constitution, which effectively says racial d
latino-americans' story. i want to know the story of the southwest of america, the story of texas when it was mexico. i want to know all of that. i want to know the asian-americans' story. now, that's what american history has to be. we have to know each other's stories. and we should know the stories of people who live throughout the world. and then some of the fences between us would fall. we'd be hess inclined to -- less inclined to say that our concerns stop t -- stop at our borders, that we should all be concerned about humankind. no matter where one lives, we are concerned about their lot, and we cultivate that concern when we know their stories. but we don't do that. >> host: back to our facebook page we don't do that. >> host: jack comments so happy to see and hear randall robinson on in depth. now if we could just delete all the heritage foundation programs. i read that because unwanted to ask you, we hear it is often on c-span, people only watching what they agree with. what is your viewing habits, what are you reading? >> let me say this about c-span first of all. i said to
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